November 2-4, 2017
In partnership with the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Schoenberg Institute of Manuscript Studies (SIMS) at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age.
Despite the linguistic and cultural complexity of many regions of the premodern world, religion supplies the basis of a strong material and textual cohesion that both crosses and intertwines boundaries between communities. This year’s theme, “Intertwined Worlds,” will highlight the confluence of expressions of belief, ritual, and social engagement emerging in technologies and traditions of the world’s manuscript cultures, often beyond a single religious context. It will consider common themes and practices of textual, artistic, literary, and iconographic production in religious life across time and geography, from ancient precedents to modern reception and dissemination in the digital age.
For more information, go to: http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/lectures/ljs_symposium10.html . Registration opens in August.
- Iqbal Akhtar, Florida International University
- Paul Dilley, University of Iowa
- Benjamin Fleming, University of Pennsylvania
- Ellen Gough, Emory University
- Thibaud d’Hubert, University of Chicago
- Ayesha Irani, University of Massachusetts, Boston
- Shazia Jagot, University of Southern Denmark
- Samantha Kelly, Rutgers University
- Jinah Kim, Harvard University
- Sabine Schmidtke, Institute for Advanced Studies
- Gila Prebor, Bar-Ilan University
- Michael Pregil, Boston University
- Michael Stanley-Baker, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
- Columba Stewart, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library
- Tyler Williams, University of Chicago
- Saymon Zakaria, Bangla Academy, Dhaka
- Maayan Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Bar-Ilan University